Wallace looking to impress during Afghanistan series
Craig Wallace is a quiet unassuming character who has faced a number of challenges in his short international career, but is now ready to seize his chance after earning an international call up to face Afghanistan at the Grange.
A wicket-keeper by trade, Wallace has enjoyed an impressive first half of the domestic season and Pro Series campaign has seen him elevated into the national side as a batsman.
After just turning 26, the hard-working, Dundee born batsman is looking to make his second One Day International appearance for his country, four years after making his debut against Canada.
An opportunity to face the number 10 ranked team in the world is one he’s relishing, "I’m absolutely delighted to be here with the guys, if I'm honest. I’ve been in and out of the squad for the last few years, so I’m hoping I can have a good crack at it tomorrow if I get the call.”
Preparations around the camp have been going well for Preston Mommsen and his charges, “We had a bit of teambuilding yesterday with a bit of golf followed by a team dinner – unfortunately, I was terrible at golf, but it was a good day,” Wallace explains.
“Personally, I’ve never played Afghanistan before, but watched from the side-lines. It’ll be great to see what they’ve got about them. I’ve been hitting them well recently, so I’m hoping I can take a few people by surprise.”
Following the conclusion of a successful ICC Annual Conference in Edinburgh, which received praise from ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar and CEO David Richardson, the series will be an excellent chance to show Scotland’s progression on the field.
Both matches will start at 10.45am with entry being £10 for adults and £5 concessions/OAPs and students (with a valid matriculation card), under 16s free.